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Twitter versus Blitter

Twitter versus Blitter

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor
November 9, 2017

Defeating hate one app at a time On Oct. 19, Twitter user Kadeem Ali posted a picture of himself with the caption, “A white woman told me I look like a thug on the train today… While I was on my way...

Political posters at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Protest posters from 1960s to present exhibited at SFMOMA

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor
November 9, 2017

Social justice political posters from the 1960s to present day, including those relating to the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter, are on display at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). "I...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
August 16, 2017

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis,...

The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo

Sean Serrano,
Contributor
February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15, 2017

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition...

East Bay answers call to action

East Bay answers call to action

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 13, 2016

A seemingly endless stream of videos depicting police officers mistreating unarmed African Americans prompted former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington to ask African Americans nation-wide...

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
July 28, 2016

I used to say “All Lives Matter” and supported police when they used lethal force. I always sided with the police because I was raised to respect law enforcement. I grew up supporting the police and...

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Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Brian White,
Contributor
December 3, 2015

This time last year I was glued to the TV, awaiting the grand jury decision on whether or not they would indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As...

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Haleigh Goree,
Contributor
April 24, 2015

Police brutality against young Black males in America is nothing new, but has reached a new boiling point this past year. On July 17, 2014 police in Staten Island, New York killed Eric Garner by putting...

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